ElectionGudie

March 7, 2012 Confirmed

178,054
Registered to Vote
Belize

Belize

Election for Belizean Senate

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 31 seats in the House of Representatives

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: Queen ELIZABETH II *
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Dean BARROW
  • Assembly: Belize has a bicameral National Assembly consisting of the Senate with 12 seats and the House of Representatives with 31 seats.

* Queen ELIZABETH II is represented by Governor General Sir Colville YOUNG, Sr.

Description of electoral system:

  • The Queen is hereditary N/A.
  • Prime Minister is appointed by the governor-general.
  • In the Senate 12 members are appointed by the governor-general to serve 5-year terms. In the House of Representatives 31 members are elected by plurality vote in single-member constituencies to serve 5-year terms.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: United Democratic Party
    Leader: N/A
    Seats won in this House of Representatives election: 17
    Seats won in last House of Representatives election: 25
  • Party: People's United Party
    Leader: N/A
    Seats won in this House of Representatives election: 14
    Seats won in last House of Representatives election: 6
  • Party: People's National Party
    Leader: N/A
    Seats won in this House of Representatives election: 0
    Seats won in last House of Representatives election: 0
  • Party: Vision Inspired by the People
    Leader: N/A
    Seats won in this House of Representatives election: 0
    Seats won in last House of Representatives election: 0
  • Independent(s): Independents
    Leader: N/A
    Seats won in this House of Representatives election: 0
    Seats won in last House of Representatives election: 0

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 327,719 (July 2011 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 178,054 (March 2012 )